XPI-3128: A cheap single-board computer with Wi-Fi that is compatible with the Raspberry Pi ecosystem
Geniatech has released another single-board computer (SBC) to add to its XPI series called the XPI-3128. The SBC follows other XPI devices by copying the form factor of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, although the inclusion of a daughterboard means that it is not a single-board computer, strictly speaking.
At any rate, Geniatech sells the XPI-3128 with up to 1 GB of DDR3L RAM and 16 GB of storage currently. The company claims that an SKU combining 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage should be available, but that is not the case at the time of writing. Additionally, the XPI-3128 can be configured with or without a Wi-Fi module.
The board also has a 100M LAN port on board though, along with four USB Type-A ports, a single HDMI connection, a DC-in micro USB port and a UART connector. A microSD card reader sits on the back of the board, as does soldered eMMC flash storage. All SKUs come with a Rockchip RK3128, hence the 3128 in XPI-3128, which integrates four ARM Cortex-A7 cores and an ARM Mali-400 MP2 GPU.
The XPI-3128 supports Android 7.1 Nougat and Linux, while its 40-pin GPIO header is compatible with the Raspberry Pi ecosystem. The XPI-3128 starts at US$25 with 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of flash storage and no Wi-Fi. The 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage model is a US$5 surcharge, as the Wi-Fi module.